STAMFORD - Embassies across the world are beefing up security in response to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Kay Maxwell, executive director of the World Forum Organization in Stamford, says embassies must balance safety with being open so the staff can get its job done.

Tom Foley, former U.S. ambassador to Ireland, says Stevens was in a particularly risky and hard-to-defend place. Foley adds that no matter where an embassy is located, security is always paramount.

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